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    I am somewhat of a new user. Been a long time ago. I am trying to make clamav and klamav to work. They are installed but I cannot tell if they are working. I cannot find a GUI for klamav

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    On 02/16/2013 07:46 PM, mike7757 wrote:
    > I am trying to make
    > clamav and klamav to work.


    -=WELCOME=- new poster, but why do you want them to work? that is,
    are you running a mail server to feed Windows machines or in some
    other way want to protect your's or other Windows machines?

    well, let me say it this way: there are no Linux viruses so there are
    no AV programs available to protect you from nothing..

    both klam and clam are used to clean mail on its way to Windows
    folks, nothing else..

    and, i don't think either one of them needs a gui to either setup or
    run with a mail server.

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    Welcome here.

    Not very many people here will use any anti-virus pogram.. Thus one might ask you: why do you want to do so?
    The only valid reason IMHO is when you want to check files that go through your system to MS Windows systems (e.g. when you run a mail server) and when you want to deliver to those systems a service (which, again IMO, they should do themselves ).

    The fact that few people here use clamav might rsult in the fact that you have to wait a bit longer for an answer because people have no experience enough to answer you.

    And be prepared for the fact, that when you run such programs on your system ( and do not restrict it to those datafiles you want to send to Windows systems) you will get a lot of false alerts! Because those AV programs know next to nothing about Unix/Linux and thus accuse normal Linux files from being "the enemy".
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Welcome here.

    Not very many people here will use any anti-virus pogram.. Thus one might ask you: why do you want to do so?
    The only valid reason IMHO is when you want to check files that go through your system to MS Windows systems (e.g. when you run a mail server) and when you want to deliver to those systems a service (which, again IMO, they should do themselves ).

    The fact that few people here use clamav might rsult in the fact that you have to wait a bit longer for an answer because people have no experience enough to answer you.

    And be prepared for the fact, that when you run such programs on your system ( and do not restrict it to those datafiles you want to send to Windows systems) you will get a lot of false alerts! Because those AV programs know next to nothing about Unix/Linux and thus accuse normal Linux files from being "the enemy".
    I will wait for as long as it takes

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    On 2013-02-16 19:46, mike7757 wrote:
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    > I am somewhat of a new user. Been a long time ago. I am trying to make
    > clamav and klamav to work. They are installed but I cannot tell if they
    > are working. I cannot find a GUI for klamav


    A GUI? What for?

    Clamav is a command line utility, that's all. There is a kde3 frontend,
    though, if it still works.

    Clamav and other antivirus in Linux are used to protect Windows users
    through services provided to them, like scanning email. This is done by
    daemons and services, thus there are not GUIs, that is not how things
    are done.


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    Default Re: clamav

    Quote Originally Posted by mike7757 View Post
    I am somewhat of a new user. Been a long time ago. I am trying to make clamav and klamav to work. They are installed but I cannot tell if they are working. I cannot find a GUI for klamav
    Are you looking for this ?
    clamtk - GUI for the ClamAV Antivirus
    GNOME Version 3.20.2
    openSUSE Leap 42.3 64-bit

    www.vazhavandan.blogspot.com

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    On 2013-02-17 02:36, vazhavandan wrote:
    > Are you looking for this ?
    >> > clamtk - GUI for the ClamAV Antivirus


    Oh, Then such a thing exists... :-O

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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    Are you looking for this ?
    I did a search with yast for clamtk and found nothing. The klamav seems to be the frontend for clamav. I have heard all the debates about antivirus programs and Linux. I prefer to have a antivirus program on my machine. Im not going to give up on having an antivirus program. There is also an avast or fprot for linux. one of these will be on my pc. Thankyou

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    Default Re: clamav

    Quote Originally Posted by mike7757 View Post
    I did a search with yast for clamtk and found nothing. The klamav seems to be the frontend for clamav. I have heard all the debates about antivirus programs and Linux. I prefer to have a antivirus program on my machine. Im not going to give up on having an antivirus program. There is also an avast or fprot for linux. one of these will be on my pc. Thankyou
    you probably don't have this repo in YaST
    Index of /repositories/security
    Use the "correct" one-click from this page software.opensuse.org:
    correct = depends based on your openSUSE version
    note on avast:- After avast installation and you begin launching avast it will works,but definition update will break. i saw some workaround in avast forums
    GNOME Version 3.20.2
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    On 2013-02-17 03:46, mike7757 wrote:
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    > vazhavandan;2527874 Wrote:
    >> Are you looking for this ?

    > I did a search with yast for clamtk and found nothing.


    I found it in seconds. Where did you look for it?

    > The klamav seems
    > to be the frontend for clamav. I have heard all the debates about
    > antivirus programs and Linux. I prefer to have a antivirus program on my
    > machine. Im not going to give up on having an antivirus program.


    Your time is yours to waste :-p

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